Morris A. Thurston is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Harvard Law School and a retired litigation partner of Latham & Watkins, a global law firm. He has lectured and published on a variety of historical topics, including legal cases of Joseph Smith. His BYU Studies article titled “The Boggs Shooting and Attempted Extradition: Joseph Smith’s Most Famous Case” received an award of excellence from the Mormon History Association. He has co-authored, with his wife, Dawn, a book titled Breathe Life into Your Life Story: How to Write a Story People Will Want to Read. During the Prop 8 campaign he published a commentary on the document “Six Consequences if Prop 8 Fails,” rebutting the legal claims made in support of Prop 8, and he has participated in symposia at Utah Valley College and Harvard’s Kennedy School on Prop 8 issues. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Dialogue Foundation and the host of the Dialogue podcasts. He is an active member of the LDS Church in Orange County, California, married, and the father of four children.